Sibelius, Poulenc and Ravel

Yesong Sophie Lee, Violin
1st Junior Prize Winner Menuhin Competition 2016 (London)

Akane Matsumura, Piano

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in D Minor, “George Enescu”

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Humoresque No. 2 in D Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 87 No. 2
Humoresque No. 4 in G Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 89 No. 2
Danses champêtres No. 1, 3 & 5 Violin and Piano, Op. 106

Albert Markov (1933)
Korean Rhapsody for Violin and Piano

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Violin Sonata

Maurice Ravel
“Tzigane”, Concert Rhapsody for Violin and Piano


The concert got recorded live on 13 August 2022 at Gstaad.

Just barely an adult, and already a ten-year career as soloist! Yesong Sophie Lee is not wasting a second of her youth, studying with Simon James and Hiro David in Seattle and benefitting from the assistance of artists such as Augustin Hadelich, Paul Kantor and Brian Lewis. When you see her in concert at the chapel in Gstaad, don’t forget to take a minute to imagine her performing with the Seattle Symphony at the age of … eight! Her programme shows exceptional maturity for her age, with rare works such as Sibelius’s Humoresques and Country Dances, and Albert Markov’s Korean Rhapsody, a homage to her native Korea.

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